The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jeffco. During this election cycle, I talked extensively with people in our community about their choices on the ballot. With ballot questions 5A and 5B as local […]Read More Thank You, Jeffco Voters!
Over this spring and summer, Jeffco Public Schools has been working to engage the community on possible ballot questions for this November’s election. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use potential funds from a statewide effort called Amendment 73, and my recommendation to the Board of Education for local ballot […]Read More Jeffco Election Questions Take Shape
A little over a month ago, we launched an online survey to gauge the opinion of the community on the direction of Jeffco Public Schools and to get feedback on possible fall election questions. To date, we’ve had almost 1,900 people (1,872, to be exact – and the data is still coming in) respond to […]Read More Survey Says: Jeffco Public Schools Community Members & Employees Support Direction & Potential Election Questions
In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why it took them so long.” Here in Jeffco, and across Colorado (and the nation), educators and other staff members working in schools are […]Read More Why Teachers are Walking Out
In the wake of yet another horrific school shooting, the public debate re-opens about what we might do to prevent such tragedies in the future. Some responses are predictable. From one side, we get calls for greater gun regulation – limiting who has access to what kinds of firearms and placing limitations on the second […]Read More A Solution for America’s School Shooting Crisis